what do the numbers on the bottom of a california drivers license mean?

on the bottom of a california drivers license they have numbers . i know one is the date is was issued then there are more what do they mean

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Kiteman8 years ago
It's the spacial coordinates of the CIA satellite assigned to track the movements of that card.
Are those "spatial" coordinates or "special" coordinates?
It's a legitimate variant spelling.
Oh, you wacky Limeys!
Er, I believe "spacial" is the American variant...
Weird. I've never run into that spelling....

You have to ask yourself: are you surrounded by space, or by spate?

kelseymh8 years ago
Based on a description of the magnetic stripe contents, the information below the digitized signature are

  • date of issue (you knew that already)
  • the issuing office number
  • the issuing employee at that office
  • and the expiry (FD = "Fee Due") year
This is awesome info, I've been trying for years to figure out what those numbers meant. 
( I had previously  guessed that they represented the results on driving tests and were in shorthand for law enforcement to be able to quickly read )
  It does make more sense that the numbers on the bottom of a CA license are the dmv office routing #'s.
I just spoke with the CA DMV's public inquiry office (+1-916-657-6560) confirming the above.
frollard8 years ago
probably the drivers license number - the unique identifier for each license.